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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Blue and yellow gradient with dots.............


I couldn't come up with a snappy name for this mani! It's a blue and yellow gradient with brown dots! The colours were inspired by an exhibition of small portrait works by Chris Ofili I saw recently. In the one which really caught my eye, the subject was wearing bright blue and yellow against her brown skin and hair. Ofili is best known for his use of elephant dung in his paintings - hence my use of the brown dots.

The base for the mani is a gradient of Butter London Jasper and Illamasqua Noble:


Butter London Jasper and Illamasqua Noble


Butter London Jasper and Illamasqua Noble

Butter London Jasper and Illamasqua Noble
Butter London Jasper and Illamasqua Noble

Then I added dots in a range of brown shades - Essie Case Study, Nails Inc Hampstead Gardens, China Glaze Mahogany Magic and Essie Little Brown Dress.





And a few close ups of the dots to finish with:





I really enjoyed wearing this - I wore it for about a week, until my nails had grown an unacceptable gap around my cuticles. All the polishes here are old favourites from my collection, apart from Butter London Jasper, which I purchased recently at my local Boots.


23 comments:

  1. This mani is stunning!!! I love these colors together :)

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  2. I love this! I thought it was glitter from the thumbnail!

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  3. WOW! This is all kinds of stunning - your dot skills astound and the colours (as ever) as perfect together! <3

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  4. I LOVE this mani so so much. love it!

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  5. Beautiful, loving those colours. :)

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  6. Hey, I nominated you for a Liebster Award! :-) http://aliquidblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/liebster-award.html

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    1. Thank you! One day I'll get around to doing a post for these questions :)

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  7. Ahhhh! These are gorgeous little bit jealous I didn't come up with this... the colours work so well together, thank you for sharing... Inspiration Refreshed!

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    1. Thank you! Hope it helps you come up with something you like!

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    1. Thank you! Blue and brown is one of my favourite combinations.

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  9. Love the design, the colors, everything!

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  10. This manicure came out adorable!

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  11. really great color choices for this!!

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